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Episode 103: Overwhelmed by Transition

Summary

In this conversation, Scott Schimmel discusses the difference between change and transition. He explains that while change refers to specific events or circumstances, transition encompasses the emotional and psychological process surrounding the change. Schimmel emphasizes the importance of recognizing and addressing the multiple stages of transition, including the loss and letting go that often accompany change. Neglecting to acknowledge and process these emotions can lead to anxiety and hinder clear thinking. He recommends embracing both the sadness and excitement of transition and giving equal attention to expressing and letting go of the past while looking forward to the future.

Takeaways 

  • Change and transition are distinct concepts, with transition encompassing the emotional and psychological process surrounding a change.
  • Transition involves multiple stages, including loss, letting go, and grieving.
  • Neglecting to address the emotional side of transition can lead to anxiety and hinder clear thinking.
  • Embracing both the sadness and excitement of transition is crucial for integration and mental health.
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